choleric \KOL-uh-rik; kuh-LAIR-ik\, adjective
2. Angry; indicating or expressing anger; excited by anger
The expression in his face — pinched, vengeful, and mean — could assign to a choleric temperament or a display of tactical emotion on the part of a clever bully.
— Lewis H. Lapham, “Notebook“, Harper’s Magazine, February 2001